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To make a small room look larger, choose a light-color paint and select furnishings in the same color family. Or, you can paint some of the furniture to match the walls.
Consider a pale celery green on the wall behind this console, to create a grander sense in the room. To highlight the console, choose a complement of this yellow-green, which might be in a soft pink-violet family.
Light affects color dramatically. Fluorescent light tends to be cool lighting and brings out more green or blue in a color. Incandescent light — light bulbs — brings more of the red or warmth out in a color.
Incandescent lighting from a nearby source would warm this vignette, for instance, while a fluorescent light would add more cool blue. And remember, try to view colors in daylight for the truest impression.
Perception of temperature may also be altered with color. Most design schemes contain more than one color in a space, so if the design includes a color from each group — warm and cool — coordination of the space is still accomplished.
Beloved beach! Come in off a hot beach to a cottage filled with soothing cool color. Furniture, walls, accessories ~ soft blues, pale greens, neutrals. Chromes, mirrors, whites. Cool!
The only yellow is in that tall, thirsty, icy glass of lemonade! Ahhhh!